Summary: We collect information about you when you:
We also collect information such as usage statistics, using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
If you choose to use certain features, we also collect information through other sources, such as social media services, invitations, and imported contacts.
1.1 Information you provide to us
We collect information that you provide to us directly. For example, we collect the information you provide to us when you create your account, choose interests or groups, fill out a form, or communicate with us. The types of information that we may collect include your name, user name, password, email address, postal address, phone number, data regarding your payment methods, photos, your choices of interests and groups, and any other information you choose to provide. Information about your gender and interests is optional. Your choice of groups is optional, but we are required to process this information to manage your account, and to indicate that you are a member of the groups you join. See Section 2 to find out how we will use the information you provide to personalize our recommendations and other content for you.
On some occasions, the information you give us when you join a group may imply information about your beliefs, your political ideas, your state of health; or your gender identity. All of this, as well as any other type of sensitive information, enjoys special protection. Posting personal or sensitive information about you or others violates our Community Charter.
1.2 Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the App
When you use our Platform, we automatically collect information about you, and in particular:
1.3 Information we collect from other sources
We may collect information about you from other sources, such as certain functions on the platform you choose to use, but only where such third parties have received your consent or are legally authorized or required to disclose your information to us. Here are some examples :
Summary: We use your information to:
2.1 How our Platform works
We may use information about you for various purposes related to the operation of our Platform, and in particular for the following purposes:
2.2 Communicating with you
We may use information about you for various purposes related to communication with you, and in particular for the following purposes:
2.3 Advertising and other uses
We are likely to use the information concerning you for other ancillary purposes, and in particular for the following purposes:
2.4 Legal basis for processing
Our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the type of information and the specific context in which we collect it.
We are likely to disclose information about you:
We are also likely to share anonymized or aggregated information.
3.1 Through our platform
We share certain information that we collect by displaying it on our platform based on your member profile and your account settings. Such information, such as username, is always public. Some information, such as interests, is public by default, but may be hidden on our platform. Some information, such as group memberships, will always be visible to other members of the Meetup group, and may be public, depending on that group's settings. We recommend that you check the group settings and the information that will be available before joining a group to ensure that you are happy with the information visible to others. For more information, see this article titled Privacy and Visibility of Your Account and this article titled Group Content Visibility.
3.2 Group networks
If you are a member of a group, that group may now or in the future be part of a network of groups known as the "Meetup Pro" network. Members who administer a Meetup Pro network, known as "network administrators", have access to content within their groups. Network administrators find it useful to have access to email addresses of organizers and other group members within their networks, to easily communicate with and administer groups. Therefore, we may ask if you want to share your email address with your group's network administrator. See this article for more information about network administrators, organizers, and their members.
3.3 WeWork Geographic Locations
Meetup is an exclusively owned subsidiary of WeWork Companies Inc. ("We Work"). Members can now host or participate in Meetup events in WeWork spaces. If you book or confirm attendance at a WeWork event through the platform, we will share your name and email address with WeWork to confirm the booking.
3.4 With our service providers
We may use service providers related to the operation and improvement of the platform to provide assistance in certain functions, such as processing payments, transmitting e-mails, organizing surveys or of contests, data hosting, management of our announcements, and some aspects of our technical and customer service. We take steps to ensure that these service providers access, process and store information about you only for the purposes we authorize, while respecting confidentiality obligations.
3.5 Compliance with the law and protection of Meetup
3.6 Social sharing and other tools
The platform may offer social sharing functions and other integrated tools allowing you to share the actions you take on our platform with third-party services, and vice versa. Such functions allow you to share information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you have chosen within the service. For more information, see this article titled Sharing Meetups on Social Media and this article titled Logging into Your Account. Use of information by third parties will be governed by the privacy policies of such third parties, and we are not responsible for the use of data shared by third parties. For more information regarding the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of data in connection with social sharing functions, please review the privacy policies of the services offering these functions.
3.7 Partition and merger between affiliates, sale, or other transfer of assets
If Meetup is associated with a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of our assets, information about you may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of the transaction. We may also share information about you with current or future parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates.
3.8 Other situations
We may remove identification from or aggregate information about you and share it freely, so that you can no longer be identified. We may also share information about you with your consent or as directed or if we are legally entitled to do so.
4.1 Analytics and advertising services provided by third parties
4.2 Transfer of your information to the United States and other countries
We use technical and organizational measures to properly protect your information that we manage and that we process on your behalf against any unauthorized access, collection, use, display, copy, modification or deposition, during their transmission but also after we receive them. We store all the information you provide to us on secure servers. We train employees in our data protection policies and procedures, and we provide employees, as part of their job, with access to information when needed, as required by their role. We use firewalls to protect against intruders and test for network vulnerabilities. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or of electronic storage is completely secure.
Wherever you have a password that allows you to use our services, it is your responsibility to have a complex, secure and confidential password. If you want to update or change your password, you can select the link "Forgot your password?" on the login page. You will receive an email authorizing you to recreate your password.
4.4 Data retention
We may temporarily block your account if you have not logged in for at least six months. You can contact us if you want to reactivate your account.
We keep certain information that we collect from you while you are a member of the platform, and in certain cases where you have deleted your account, for the following reasons:
When we have no legitimate business need to process your information, we will erase it or make it anonymous.
4.5 Scope of the policy
Meetup is a data manager. Members, including group organizers and network administrators, are directly responsible for complying with EU privacy laws in relation to the information they receive and processing for management purposes. their contacts, group organization, or network administration
5.1 Your choices Your profile information
You can update your account information by editing your account settings or by sending a request to [email protected] as described in section 6. You can deactivate your account by editing your account settings or by sending an email to [email protected] You will also be able to choose what information others see about you and who can contact you by using the Privacy Settings section on your account.
5.2 Your choices Information relating to the geographical location:
When you first access your platform, we will collect information about your geographic location which we use to make better recommendations of groups and events in your area, and to improve our platform. If you don't want us to collect information about your geographic location, then you can prevent it:
Note that our platform or its functions may not work properly in the future if you do this.
Your mobile device settings may also ask you to choose whether you allow us to access your location data on an ongoing basis when the app is active or never. Allowing us access to your location data when you are not using the app allows us to provide you with new suggestions on a regular basis. Please refer to your device manual for more information on setting up location services.
5.3 Your choices Cookies
5.4 Your choices Promotional communications
You can manage the messages you receive from Meetup, other members, and third parties by selecting the unsubscribe link in the message you receive, or by adjusting communications preferences in your account settings. We'll also send you a link to these settings when you first sign up and in subsequent messages. If you decline, we may still send you non-promotional messages, such as those relating to your account or our ongoing business relationships.
5.5 Your choices Tagging photos
You can tag photos of you and other people When a photo has been tagged, it means that the name of that person will appear in the name of the photo, and the tagged photo will appear on the group profile of the tagged member.
We respond to all requests we receive from people wishing to assert their data protection rights, in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you want to contact us, send an email to [email protected]
The rights you have depend on the country you live in, and include:
Note that Meetup is responsible for processing your information. Other members, such as group organizers and network administrators, may also act as controllers of your information. You can contact these members if you have any questions about how they use the information you have provided to them.
Under European data protection law, Meetup, Inc. is responsible for your information.